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Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar

23 Oliver Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9639 5777
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23 Oliver Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First time visiting Lucy Liu and it didn’t disappoint. Staff was attentive and the food was served at the right paced in between courses. We had the kingfish sashimi which was oh so tasty, fresh and yummy. The crispy pork bun was good too and...More

Thank cchow13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I came here for our anniversary dinner and absolutely enjoyed it. Loved the duck (“large plates”) as the sharing meal, definitely a highlight. The service was prompt throughout our meal and we thoroughly enjoyed the live atmosphere there was around the place.

Thank Lincoln L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really cool place to eat and drink, tucked away in one of Melbourne’s trendy lanes. The service is usually very good too. Good to come with friends as the dishes are generally made for sharing but there’s always a lot of couples...More

Thank sab_ventura
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had NY son in town Did the NGV Federation Sq Lunch at Lucy Liu Did not disappoint Decor ambiance staff Food interesting and delicious The maître de was excellent The restaurant was humming Susan Sims

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great night here, walked in and had a table within 15 minutes. Service was great and the food was even better! Most of the options were on the hotter side, which was perfect for me, but a little warm for my wife's tastes....More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service very good timely not rushed, menu was well explained. We had three small plates , one large then shared a dessert between the two of us, absolutely full with this amount. Loved the drunken chicken and the lamb shoulder the tempura prawn and beattle...More

Thank 1Cameron1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinner. Solo diner so sat at the bar facing the kitchen. The "Let Lucy Choose" was perfect for a solo diner so you get a good cross section of the menu. Every dish was delicious in the 5 plates I had - rice and...More

Thank tahirs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had very high hopes, having been to Chin Chin the night before. However Lucy Liu is nowhere near Chin Chin in terms of flavour or taste. Lucy Liu was extremely bland and boring food. Remarkably disappointing.

Thank New_albion45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so excited to try this place but we were underwhelmed. They first sat us in a walk way and we asked if we could move to one of the 3 empty tables against the wall. They said they were reserved but only one...More

Thank Jack V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second visit to Lucy Liu in Melbourne and it consistently delivers. We arrived early on a Wednesday night and were lucky enough to secure a table for three at 6:00pm. By 7:00pm the place was packed and absolutely pumping. The staff are...More

Thank KitchenMagick45
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20 August 2017|
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Response from stuart m | Reviewed this property |
Yes many Asian style restaurants have good vegetarian options.
7 May 2017|
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Response from Andrew R | Reviewed this property |
no it's not. it is shared plates
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Oliver Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 5777
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Lucy Liu Kitchen & Bar is an eclectic multicultural Asian eating & drinking space designed to cater for people wanting Asian sharing tastes with cool drinks in a buzzing, stylish and fun street food environment.
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